A great way to receive excellent musical instruction in a fun-filled week! The Saskatchewan Band Association offers comprehensive instruction for woodwind, brass and percussion students who have one or more years of playing experience.
Band Camps are hosted in Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton as week-long day camps. Kenosee Lake Camp is offered as a week-long full residential camp in beautiful Moose Mountain Provincial Park.
Our Prairielands Jazz Camp, held in Regina, kicks off the summer in early July and is also open to ALL band students with at least 1 year of playing a band instrument... no previous Jazz experience required!
What to Expect:
Incredible Value: In ONE week at an SBA Band Camp, participants receive as much direct instructional time as they do in 3-4 months with many school band programs.
Band Camps: Are for students who have completed at least one year of playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Participants are grouped into bands suitable for their age and playing ability to challenge players while also ensuring a sense of success and accomplishment. Standard concert band music and band formation is used.
Prairielands Jazz Camp: With some of Canada's best jazz performers and educators, students with at lease one year of playing can participate in a week of intensive jazz training - NO prior jazz experience required. The Jazz Camp is open to all ability levels with Jazz big bands and small ensembles designed to maximize each player's abilities. Prairielands Jazz Camp is held in Regina.
THE CAMP EXPERIENCE
Participants experience a week filled with making new friends, specialized band instruction and fun that they won't soon forget!
On the first morning of camp participants are assigned to a band that corresponds to their musical experience and performance ability. SBA Band Camps focus on improving performance skills that relate directly to the positive experiences of playing in a large ensemble. Throughout the week participants' schedules vary to accommodate the wide range of activities the camp offers. Of course, to showcase the hard work of the campers, each camp wraps up with an exciting public concert.
SBA Camps mix work and fun - it is summer after all! Although music is the focus, recreation and fun are an essential ingredient in the overall camp experience. In addition to breaks and free time, each day, a wide-array of planned activities keep students active and involved. Depending on each camp's schedule on-site special activities including dances, movies, student talent shows etc. may also be scheduled to add extra value to the camp experience. Due to the intensive training during Jazz Camp, please note that recreation time is not as plentiful.
ROOM & BOARD
The Kenosee Lake Camp is located within Moose Mountain Provincial Park. This is camp provides a unique experience as all students and staff stay on-site in cabins. All accommodations and meals are included in the Camp Registration Fee. Like all SBA Band Camps, instructional time is provided by qualified musicians and education professionals. Recreation and non-instruction time is supported by Camp Leaders, many of whom attended Kenosee Band Camp in prior years.
Space for this camp is limited so register early. Kenosee Lake is our ONLY residential camp, room and board is not offered at the Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton Band Camps, or for the Prairieland Jazz Camp.
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As a registered charity the SBA works with various partners and community groups to help ensure the experience of Band Camp is accessible to all.
CREATIVE KIDS provides financial support to help reduce financial barriers for children participating in the areas of arts and culture.
Upcoming 2022 Funding application deadline for Creative Kids:
Follow this link for more information: creative kids
SBA appreciates the ongoing support of both Creative Kids, Yorkton Band Boosters as well as many other community groups, Band Parent Associations and individuals who help us ensure band is accessible to all!
Need More Help?
SBA Financial Assistance
Missed the Creative Kids application deadline or not sure if you meet their support criteria? If you are in need of financial assistance to be able to send your child to camp please let us know. Various support options are available.
Click HERE to let us know you are interested in camp but require support.
2022 COVID Safety Measures
While we are VERY pleased to be offering Band Camps again, we also want to do our best to ensure the health and safety of all camp participants and staff. As a result, all camp participants and staff will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or to complete a COVID rapid-test with a negative result. Participants showing signs of possible infection during camp, may be asked re-take a rapid test.
SBA continues to follow guidelines from the International Performing Arts Aerosol Study to ensure additional protections are used. As such, participants will be required to have bell covers for their instruments. If a participant does not already have a bell cover, one can be purchased as part of your Camp registration OR from independant retailers.
SBA Band Camp Refund Policy
Registrations cancelled 30 days or more before the camp start date will receive a FULL REFUND minus a $25 Administration Fee.
Registrations cancelled with less than 30 days notice will not be eligible for a refund.
Cancellations due to medical emergencies or covid symptoms (with positive rapid test) immediately prior to or during camp will receive a pro-rated refund.